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Man enters plea in deaths of ex-wife, her 11-year-old son

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Curtis Lopez Curtis Lopez
Willam and Jane McQuain Willam and Jane McQuain

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty, while maintaining his innocence, to bludgeoning his estranged wife and her 11-year-old son to death in the Washington suburbs.

Curtis Lopez faces the possibility of life without parole when he's sentenced in April in Montgomery County.

He entered an Alford plea Friday, a type of plea under which a defendant doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges the state has enough evidence for a conviction.

Lopez wore a green prison jumpsuit and stared at prosecutors as they showed a PowerPoint presentation detailing evidence that he crushed the skulls of Jane McQuain and her son, William, in October 2011.

Prosecutors said Lopez stole McQuain's car and items from her Germantown apartment. He was arrested in North Carolina a day after McQuain's body was found.

By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press

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